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Landry continues crackdown on public corruption

Robert Creenan Sep. 18, 2016, 10:59pm

Leigh Ann Ingram, a former utility clerk in Jonesville, Louisiana, recently became the latest public employee ensnared in Attorney General Jeff Landry's crackdown on the alleged misuse of public funds. 

Attorney general's office questions Dardenne attack on car allowance request

Claudia Balthazar Sep. 8, 2016, 8:31pm

BATON ROUGE – Attorney General Jeff Landry’s office called Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardene’s recent attack on Landry “false,” after the governor’s office denied Landry’s alleged request for a car allowance and mileage reimbursements, accusing him of “double-dipping.”  

Former Louisiana attorney general Richard Ieyoub inducted into Order of Living Legends

Claudia Balthazar Sep. 6, 2016, 8:48am

ERATH – Former attorney general Richard Ieyoub is now part of the long list of honorable members of the Living Legends, which is an Acadian Museum of Erath induction to recognize the people who have helped define the cajun culture of Louisiana.

Attorney General keeps an eye out for fraud as GoFundMe campaigns bring in $10 million for Louisiana flood victims

Dawn Geske Sep. 4, 2016, 8:09am

BATON ROUGE – Assistance for the Southeastern Louisiana flooding victims is pouring in with more than 6,400 campaigns set up on GoFundMe for the state.

Anti-corruption blog investigation in Terrebonne Parish is allowed to continue

Carrie Salls Aug. 14, 2016, 3:35pm

HOUMA – Terrebonne Parish Sheriff Jerry Larpenter has vowed to continue investigating the “Exposedat” anti-corruption blog despite the fact that it includes information about himself and his wife's employer, local politician and insurance broker Tony Alford.

Louisiana attorney general defends hiring of former opponent's daughter

Deana Carpenter Aug. 10, 2016, 3:49pm

BATON ROUGE (Legal Newsline) - Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry is defending his decision to hire the daughter of his former election opponent.

Attorney: Judge’s suit against law clerk ‘clear and unadulterated harassment’

Kerry Goff Aug. 9, 2016, 2:52pm

MONROE – Attorneys representing 4th District Court law clerk Allyson Campbell requested that the Louisiana Attorney General's Office drop the lawsuit against her once it became clear that the plaintiff may have had motives based on her dislike for Campbell.

LOGA president calls on Vermilion residents to stand up to oil and gas suit

Jenna Spinelle Aug. 7, 2016, 9:33pm

VERMILION — The battle between energy and environment is at the heart of a lawsuit filed recently against 49 oil and gas companies operating along the Louisiana coast.

Attorney general disappointed with Vermillion Parish lawsuit

Kerry Goff Aug. 4, 2016, 3:44pm

BATON ROUGE – Attorney General Jeff Landry recently criticized the Vermilion Parish coastal lawsuit filed by 15th Judicial District attorney Keith Stutes, whose suit accused 49 oil and gas businesses for environmental contamination and coastal erosion created by decades of drilling and production in Vermilion Parish.

Two convicted murderers seek to intervene in suit over constitutionality of lethal injections

Deana Carpenter Jul. 29, 2016, 6:29pm

BATON ROUGE – Convicted murderers Shedran Williams and Todd Wessinger, who have been on death row since being sentenced in the 1990s, are seeking to join a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the method of execution used in Louisiana.

Attorney General Landry fighting workers comp fraud with recent arrest

Kerry Goff Jul. 10, 2016, 11:00pm

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry recently announced that Corbert Rodrigue was arrested by his General Investigations Unit for Workers’ Compensation Fraud exceeding $100,000.

Louisiana AG reviewing lawsuit over voting rights for ex-offenders

Dawn Brotherton Jul. 9, 2016, 7:51pm

NEW ORLEANS — In the wake of a lawsuit filed against the state to restore voting rights to ex-offenders, the Louisiana Attorney General's Office said voting restrictions on those on parole or probation is constitutional.

Louisiana joins 21-state suit against Delaware for $150 million in unclaimed checks

Kerry Goff Jun. 26, 2016, 7:08pm

BATON ROUGE – Attorneys general from 21 states, including Louisiana, are suing Delaware, claiming that the state has wrongly held onto at least $150 million in uncashed Moneygram checks that should be going to other states.

Louisiana AG victorious as Supreme Court ruling squashes Obama's immigration amnesty program

Kerry Goff Jun. 24, 2016, 2:37pm

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana Attorney General applauded the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on Thursday that  effectively stalled a controversial amnesty program pushed by the Obama administration to reform immigration policy meant to pave the way for 4.5 million undocumented immigrants to gain legal status and protect them from deportation. 

Attorney General Jeff Landry sets himself up as John Bel Edwards’ political foe

Rebecca Campbell Jun. 12, 2016, 5:26pm

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry and Gov. John Bel Edwards have been causing headlines in the Capitol on several issues ranging from budgets and lawsuits to gay rights and immigration policing.

Conflict mounts between Louisiana AG and governor over budget

Katelyn Kivel Jun. 8, 2016, 2:49pm

BATON ROUGE – The election of Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards in traditionally Republican Louisiana in 2015 has, predictably, created a fractious and contentious environment in the state’s government. The latest battle has been over the role of the offices of the attorney general and inspector general, and what funding those offices should receive.

Former Louisiana AG claims immunity, asks for dismissal of retaliation suit

Mike Helenthal Jun. 2, 2016, 3:10pm

BATON ROUGE–Former Louisiana Attorney General James D. “Buddy” Caldwell is using an oft-cited elected official immunity defense to dismiss a lawsuit that accuses him and others of retaliating against a Fourth Judicial Court judge.

Former state Senator stands with Landry on AG's budget legislation

Robert Larson Jun. 1, 2016, 10:14am

BATON ROUGE – Former state Sen. Ben Bagert recently spoke out in favor of House Bill 105, a controversial measure that would effectively create a separate budget for the Louisiana Attorney General's Office, removing that power from Gov. John Bel Edwards.

Landry denies bill enhancing attorney general's budgetary control is a power grab

Karen Kidd May 25, 2016, 10:51am

BATON ROUGE  – House Bill 105, which would provide the Louisiana Attorney General's Office more power over its budget by taking those powers away from the governor, remains in a Senate committee as adjournment looms, but the attorney general is optimistic the bill will prevail, a spokeswoman said.

Louisiana gets $137.5 million from tobacco settlement, but it's not all going as planned

Dawn Brotherton May 20, 2016, 5:16pm

BATON ROUGE—Attorney General Jeff Landry recently announced that his office's ublic Protection Division’s Tobacco Unit had procured $137.5 million from the Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) payment this year, but what he didn't say was how much of that money actually goes toward anti-smoking and tobacco cessation programs.